There is a vast difference between the weight and size of the average car versus an 18-wheeler, and so accidents involving commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers or big rigs can result in catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries, paralysis, or even death. Even at slow speeds, a large truck can cause severe injuries to both the driver and passengers of smaller motor vehicles.
All 18-wheelers and other large trucks must be operated by trained drivers, and must be regularly maintained. When trucking companies and their drivers become negligent in operating and maintaining their vehicles, the results can be disastrous.
Victims of 18-wheeler accidents must deal with injuries that are physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Even if your health and auto insurance could cover a fraction of your medical care after the accident, your coverage may not be enough to compensate for your losses if you suffer permanent disability and require long-term care.
Hiring a NJ 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
Truck accident injuries can be tragic and expensive, and so insurance companies may hesitate to pay these claims. It’s important to seek legal representation from an truck accident attorney who may be able to thoroughly investigate your case. A capable attorney may be able to determine whether driver fatigue, speeding, drunken driving, defective equipment, manufacturer error, inadequate driver’s training, improper loading, or improper lighting caused the accident to occur. An experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney may be able to help you attain fair and full monetary compensation for the losses you have suffered and the injuries you have sustained.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an 18-wheeler accident in New Jersey, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383.
We represent clients on a contingency basis only . This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Consultations are always free. Please note, depending on the severity of your injuries, we will travel to you or arrange for transportation if needed.